Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The United States again has called on leaders in Afghanistan to resolve peacefully and expeditiously an ongoing dispute over the leadership transition in a northern province, where the powerful governor is refusing to relinquish control despite being ousted by the country’s president. The political crisis started
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2018 The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says that Afghanistan is getting closer to holding peace talks with the Taliban as a result of a new Afghan strategy put in place by the United States last year. The remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the UN in New
January 15, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan A community gathering in Afghanistan’s Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 people at an
VOA News January 13, 2018 Hasib Danish Alikozai Mohammad Habibzada WASHINGTON — An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is behind the attacks, he said. General Mohammad Radmanesh, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry
VOA News January 14, 2018 A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 13, 2018 U.S. forces killed 10 insurgents in a compound in eastern Afghanistan in an air strike that was triggered by an insider attack on U.S. and Afghan soldiers, the U.S. military said on January 12. U.S. Navy Captain Tom Gresback said the insurgents baited a coalition team, inviting them
Press TV January 12, 2018 Pakistan’s army chief has slammed the United States for President Donald Trump’s chastising remarks against Pakistan’s leaders over their effort to fight terrorism. Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements” after Trump said
Carla Babb VOA News January 11, 2018 PENTAGON — U.S. military commanders are investigating a video that appears to show an American service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck in Afghanistan, an action one U.S. official told VOA appeared to be “deeply troubling.” “There is an investigation underway,” Resolute Support spokesman Army Lt.
VOA News January 10, 2018 GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN/WASHINGTON — Armed men claiming to be Islamic State members have threatened residents of central Ghazni province, Afghanistan, to cease their support for the Taliban and join IS, according to a provincial official. Khan Elham, chief of the Qara Bagh district of Ghazni province, told VOA that IS members hand-delivered
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say the U.S.-led NATO military coalition in Afghanistan has offered to import vital supplies through the southwestern port of Gwadar, calling it a much shorter and economically viable route into landlocked Afghanistan. The federal minister for maritime affairs, Hasil Bizenjo, says NATO representatives proposed the